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While planners aren’t necessarily content experts in their association’s field, they are integral to the delivery of education.

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While planners aren’t necessarily content experts in their association’s field, they are integral to the delivery of education.

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The motivation for extending the wellness initiative into a company’s meetings is typically twofold: On one hand, people are increasingly conscious of their physical and mental well-being — so many attendees will expect meetings to enable them to continue their healthy lifestyles.

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The motivation for extending the wellness initiative into a company’s meetings is typically twofold: On one hand, people are increasingly conscious of their physical and mental well-being — so many attendees will expect meetings to enable them to continue their healthy lifestyles.

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The motivations for meeting internationally are many. Association executives may wish to bring the annual convention to a region where the membership is strong, use the meeting to incubate a membership in a certain region, or perhaps partner with a related organization based outside the United States in staging the event.

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The motivations for meeting internationally are many. Association executives may wish to bring the annual convention to a region where the membership is strong, use the meeting to incubate a membership in a certain region, or perhaps partner with a related organization based outside the United States in staging the event.

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One of the many advantages to being an FICP member is getting the “inside scoop” on new hotel renovations and openings from planners who have experienced the projects firsthand. Nearly every project looks good on paper, and of course every national account manager will rave about the new hotel or renovation, so it helps to […]

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One of the many advantages to being an FICP member is getting the “inside scoop” on new hotel renovations and openings from planners who have experienced the projects firsthand. Nearly every project looks good on paper, and of course every national account manager will rave about the new hotel or renovation, so it helps to […]

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One of the most personalized ways that a hotel chain caters to its group clients is via its national sales representatives.

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One of the most personalized ways that a hotel chain caters to its group clients is via its national sales representatives.

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Today’s young convention delegate may well become tomorrow’s highly involved senior member, but only if that young professional sees value in attendance today.

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Today’s young convention delegate may well become tomorrow’s highly involved senior member, but only if that young professional sees value in attendance today.

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Labels can sometimes be misleading in the lodging industry: While a property with a significant amount of well-appointed meeting space relative to its guest room total may be labeled a “meeting hotel,” the same property with a casino added may become known as a “gaming resort.”

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Labels can sometimes be misleading in the lodging industry: While a property with a significant amount of well-appointed meeting space relative to its guest room total may be labeled a “meeting hotel,” the same property with a casino added may become known as a “gaming resort.”

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CVBs Take Hospitality to the Next Level

While CVBs are in the hospitality industry, the term “hospitality” may not encapsulate the full palette of services they offer meeting clients. Going well beyond providing friendly, logistical service to incoming groups, CVBs are often strategic partners in event promotion and design.

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CVBs Take Hospitality to the Next Level

While CVBs are in the hospitality industry, the term “hospitality” may not encapsulate the full palette of services they offer meeting clients. Going well beyond providing friendly, logistical service to incoming groups, CVBs are often strategic partners in event promotion and design.

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It Takes More Than Experience and Creativity to Plan a Winning Meeting

The skill set of the successful meeting planner includes effective communication, attention to detail, organization, time management and multitasking. But many of the skills in the event-planning trade go beyond basic logistical abilities and are no less important.

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It Takes More Than Experience and Creativity to Plan a Winning Meeting

The skill set of the successful meeting planner includes effective communication, attention to detail, organization, time management and multitasking. But many of the skills in the event-planning trade go beyond basic logistical abilities and are no less important.

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Convening in Destinations Outside of the U.S. Raises Educational Awareness

For growth-minded international associations, convening in new locations outside the United States is a key way to raise awareness of their educational offerings and, ultimately, gain new members across the world.

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Convening in Destinations Outside of the U.S. Raises Educational Awareness

For growth-minded international associations, convening in new locations outside the United States is a key way to raise awareness of their educational offerings and, ultimately, gain new members across the world.

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